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The Ask Andrew Podcast

Real people ask real questions about investing in the Toronto and GTA condo market. Andrew la Fleur cuts right through the media fluff and real estate jargon to answer your questions. Get practical and useful answers you can apply to your condo investing strategy today. This is a podcast made by you, for you… the condo investor.

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I’m new to Canada, should I invest in pre-construction condos?

Leonardo came to Canada from Brazil less than a year ago but he’s hitting the ground running, doing his research on the Toronto condo market. He is interested in investing in real estate and building a portfolio of properties to fund his retirement. What advice is there for a new Canadian resident on where and [...]

Is Yonge and Eglinton a good area to invest in a condo?

Maria is a real estate investor who has bought several houses but never any condos. She is wondering if Yonge and Eglinton is a good area to invest. Also, when is the right time to buy a condo - resale or pre-construction? Finally, what are my thoughts on the condo building known as 1 King [...]

What kind of Return on Investment (ROI) can I expect investing in condos?

Andrew la Fleur talks to John who is from Kitchener Waterloo and is a seasoned real estate investor but he has not yet invested in condos. He wants to know what kind of return on investment he can expect when investing in condos and why invest in condos as opposed to other types of real [...]

How should I use the equity in my home to invest in a pre-construction condo?

Andrew talk to Paul about investing in a pre-construction using a home equity line of credit (HELOC). What’s the strategy involved? How should he do this? Ask a Question TRANSCRIPT  Andrew la Fleur: Welcome to the Ask Andrew podcast. Real questions from real condo investors. You ask, I answer. Hi and welcome back to the show. Thanks for listening [...]

Should I invest in a condo or a townhouse in 2018?

Andrew speaks with Florence about her regretting selling a previous investment and whether or not she should invest in a condo or a townhouse this year in 2018. Ask a Question TRANSCRIPT Andrew: Welcome to the Ask Andrew Podcast, real questions from real condo investors. You ask, I answer. Hi, and welcome back to the show. [...]

How HST is handled when buying with a partner

Andrew speaks with Mehrdad about finding a great investment in downtown Toronto for under $450K and why starting prices aren't always what has been advertised for certain projects. Ask a Question TRANSCRIPT  Andrew: Welcome to the Ask Andrew podcast, real questions from real condo investors. You ask, I answer. Hi, and welcome back to the Ask Andrew [...]

$500k to invest – what strategy to employ? Where to buy?

Andrew speaks with seasoned real estate investor, Alex, who is just getting into condos. They discuss: What is the future of the market in the next 5 years. What is the current pricing for the new condo launches in the core? How does toronto compare to other major cities in north america? What is the best type of [...]

How do you differentiate a good type of investment from a bad one?

How do you differentiate a good type of investment from a bad one? We discuss the differences between investing in condos downtown and small town Ontario condos with Juan. Ask a Question TRANSCRIPT  Andrew la Fleur: Welcome to the Ask Andrew Podcast, real questions from real condo investors. You ask, I answer. Hi and welcome [...]

It’s pretty much a “guarantee” my investment will go up, right?

John asks how to make money investing in condos. Can anything really go wrong? Is it pretty much a guarantee that his investment will go up? He wants to make sure he doesn't lose any more. Who does Andrew work for? Does he represent the builder? Finally, a bit of talk on investing in Mississauga. Ask [...]

Should I invest in the East or West side of Toronto?

First time investor, Jessica, lives in her mom’s home and ask what she should buy, what type of unit is best, if she should invest in the east side (king east) or the west side. Is investing in Regent Park still a good option? Ask a Question TRANSCRIPT Andrew: Welcome to the Ask Andrew podcast. Real questions [...]